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How do I create a custom photo slideshow?

slideshow settingsThe Photos app can display a slideshow of the images on your device. By default, the Slideshow displays each image for 3 seconds and uses a dissolve fade to switch between images. You can modify the transitions to create some pretty sweet slideshows.

To play a slideshow:

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Select the album you want to play as a slideshow. (On the iPad, you can select an album, or tap on the Photos button at the top of the page to play all photos in all albums in the slideshow.)
  3. On the iPod touch: Tap on the play button (an arrow pointing right) at the bottom center of the screen.
  4. On the iPhone: Select any photo in the desired album and top on the play button.
  5. On the iPad: Tap on the Slideshow button in the upper-right corner of the screen, then tap on the Start Slideshow button at the bottom of the pop-up menu.

To change slideshow transitions:

  1. Open Settings>Photos.
  2. Tap on one of the four settings to change it:

  • Play Each Slide for: Changes how long you want each slide to be displayed before going to the next one. Options: 2, 3, 5, 10, and 20 seconds).
  • Transition (this option is in a different location on the iPad—see below): Lets you select one of five different transitions: Cube, Dissolve, Ripple, Wipe Across, and Wipe Down. Try them one by one and choose the one you like best.
  • Repeat: When this option is turned ON, the slideshow will start playing from the beginning after the last photo is displayed.
  • Shuffle: When this option is turned ON, images are displayed in a random order.